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gains. s&p strategist sam stovall joins us with where he sees stocks headed in 2013. that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! washington lawmakers are getting close to a fiscal cliff deal, but they might not get it done before the midnight deadline tonight. the senate could vote in time, but it's possible the house will wait until tuesday. that means the u.s. could go over the fiscal cliff. on wall street today, investors bought up stocks on high hopes of deal, after president obama said this afternoon a deal is "in sight," and positive comments from republican leaders in the senate. here's how e major averagesr closed on this last trading day of 2012. the dow surged 166 points, the nasdaq jumped about 60, and the s&p rose almost 24 points. while wall street has already closed the books on 2012, washington still has a few hours to go before its new year's day fiscal cliff deadline. darren gersh has the latest. >> reporter: after a weekend of late-night negotiations with the vice presidt, senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said an agreement on the fiscal cliff was very, very close.
's wild countdown. that is all for us tonight. i'm going to have a cold shower. good evening. >>> hello, everyone, i'm don lemon, thanks for joining us. we are watching two major stories affecting your world tonight. one the health of the u.s. secretary of state. hillary clinton is in the hospital right now with a blood clot. stay right there. full details on her condition and prognosis. also tonight, say the words with me here, fiscal cliff. no vote yet, no agreement yet. and not a lot of time left. can you say one more day? we're going to start with the secretary of state, hillary clinton, hospitalized with a blood clot. it was discovered today during a follow-up exam. doctors say it is related to a concussion she suffered earlier this month. you'll recall the former first lady was suffering from a stomach virus when she fainted. i want to bring in cnn's chief medical correspondent, dr. sanjay gupta. she was just cleared to return to work this week, and now this. >> first of all, there are a couple things that are important. admittedly, the details are vague, don. it sounds like she w
prayer today. >> mighty god, let us feel your presence today on capitol hill. guide our lawmakers with your wisdom, look with favor on our nation and save us from self-inflicted wounds. >> very good. >> amen! self-inflicted wounds are right. >> and first thing, i want to thank everybody who responded, in the hospital and thank you all for coming you conservatives were great. and big announcement today, today is the birthday of one of the "the five" and that's the woman sitting next to me miss andrea tantaros, an old partner of mine for a long time. >> what? >> young partner. >> how old are you no he>> good morning. i am heather childers. >> i am patti ann browne. it is monday december 31st new year's ooe. thank you for watching "fox & friends first". >> we are watching two big story tosser you. with hours left in 2012 lawmakers do not appear close to reaching a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff we may be going ov going over. >> secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital right now doctors discovered a blood clot. you can forget about days we are down to hours for law americas
've gotten us into, bring a balanced budget to the table to grow this economy for the long term not the short term. >> there you go. for the long term, not the short term. >> there you go. i'm don lemon. happy new year to you. jooirksz . >>> hello, i'm don lemon and this is cnn's top 10 of 2012. we look at the stories that captured our attention, what we see as the biggest stories of the year around the world, in crime, money, weather and even the biggestscandals and later this hour, those stories chosen by you. anchor of state of the union, candy crowley, with the top ten political stories of 2012. >>> like finding your favorite grain of sand on the beach. impossible number of possibilities. catch phrases become boomerangs. >> if you got a business you didn't build that. >> i like being aable to find service members. >> i'm an american woman who uses contraception. let's start there. >> it's like an etch-a-sketch. you shake it up and we start all over again. >> i'm not going to shut up. it's my turn. >> i think it's called romneysia. >> if i were to coin a term it would be obamaloney. >> the
in 2013. i will reveal that on thursday. i want to say thank you to you, ali always calls us her work husbands. you've been like my work brother on and off camera. thanks to all the viewers who thousands of thaws, it humbles me. i will miss you all. i will miss the show and miss the network. happy new year. gregg: this is it. we are just hours away from falling off the so-called fiscal cliff. tax hikes for nearly every american. lots of different ones. spending cuts of totaling more than a trillion dollars. by all indications, nothing, we mean nothing has changed on capitol hill. senate majority leader harry reid saying significant distance remains between the two sides. good morning everyone, i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer here in "america's newsroom.". >> i'm heather childers in for martha maccallum the senate gavels in at 11:00 a.m. we'll see if there was some miracle overnight. gregg: i doubt that. yesterday, republican senate leader mitch mcconnell made an emergency call to the vice president joe biden in an evident to jump-start negotiations. heather: if no deal is haed ou
is essentially the same as we used back in the 19th century. and in some cases, some of the same pipes. grusheski: philadelphia was the first american city to develop a water system and to take on as a municipal responsibility water delivery to all of its citizens. when william penn laid out the city, he actually chose a spot of land that had a lot of groundwater. however, by 1730, 30,000 people lived within the first seven blocks of philadelphia, next to the delaware river. well, 30,000 people caused filth in the city and polluted their water sources. the groundwater was not potable. and in one year, 1/6 of the population died of yellow fever. now, they didn't know at the time that yellow fever was carried by mosquitoes. but the health issue was major in that first movement to build a water system. narrator: so they set out to find the cleanest source of water. although the majority of philadelphia's water now comes from the delaware river, early engineers found that development along the waterfront was causing pollution. so their search led them to the nearby schuylkill river. philadelphia deve
medical correspondent. sanjay, explain this for us because, first of all, when you think about it, she developed this blood clot related to a concussion. you would think maybe the clot formed in the brain, but that's not necessarily the case. >> no, it's not necessarily the case. and i think saying it's related to the concussion, that may be putting that wrong impression possibly in people's minds. there's a really simple reason why, suzanne. she's being treated with blood thinners, or anti-coagulants. if this were a blood clot on top of the brain or around the brain, you wouldn't do that because that could worsen the bleeding and prevent an operation from being performed, if that is necessary. again, no one is saying that's the case here. you're absolutely right. the typical sort of blood clots that are treated with blood thinners are something known as dvt, for example, you may have heard of this, deep vein thrombosis. it's something that often occurs in the deep veins of the legs. it can be treated with anti-coagulation. when one of these forms, you can treat that and dissolve it. t
't know it. look at the leadership that we have leading us. i mean, it's like lemmings. come on. >> all right. that's what's being said right now. joining us from capitol hill is nbc news correspondent mike viqueira. we have some elements from what we understand to be a deal at the moment. what would you say the mood is right now? what are some of the other details? break it down for us. >> richard, it's funny. at this point we're stuck sort of reading tea leaves. yes, we've had indications with more detail than we've got in days on what the outlines of that deal might be. but i got to tell you any deal if it were to pass both houses of congress here in the last 12 hours before midnight would carry with it the seeds of further confrontation and not that much further down the road. maybe two, perhaps three months. let's take a look one more time at what is being discussed now. mitch mcconnell and joe biden talked into the wee hours until 12:30 last night and 6:30 this morning. $450,000 as the threshold for couples, $400,000 for individuals over which your taxes would go up about four per
in on celebrations there and around the world. >> then we'll catch up with three women that had us talking in 2012, including a mom that sparked debate over this picture. and an anchor who caught flack about her weight. >>> andrea mitchell joins us with the condition of secretary of state hillary clinton. >> her spokesman called a blood clot stemming from the concussion she had sustained earlier. the administration's most high profile frequent flyer, 112 countries, nearly 1 million miles, more than 400 days of travel, now grounded under doctor's care at new york presbyterian after a spokesman says physicians discovered a blood clot wednesday. onny whirlwind trip, she picked up a stomach virus that led to dehydration that led to a fall, a concussion and now, her aides say, a blood clot. >> she's had a very real accident and is recovering from it. she will be back. >> reporter: for three weeks, clinton has been out of the office, but still working while recovering at home. her concussion caused her to miss a grilling. her deputies went instead. >> secretary clinton is recovering from a serious virus
in the wall street journal n when he said there's something terribly wrong when the problem with the u.s. economy is the u.s. congress. and i think that's it. people are pretty fed up, and all they're trying to do really is sort of damage control, andct not make themselves look worst than they look. >> lot of, just observers hereob in all of this, is this going to be the new normal, unproductive do nothing congress?co >> i think because of the political complexion of things, and extremism is sort of appreciated, and that congress people view just staying in office rather than doingdo something for the betterment of their country, coupled with just the institution that there's ath republican house, democratic president, a democratic senate, you are always going to have problems, but you have moremo problems than 10 or 20 years ago because of the political psyche of the elected officials. >> so many people thought, nowth that president obama was reelected, that we still wouldn't receive the same sort of gridlock in congress. >> it won't happen, it won't be different until incumbents are be
want to use more tax dollars to reduce spending. we'll have the details ahead. >> we are live in time square. they are setting up the barricade and barriers out there. more on that . maria molina is down there am she is tiny amongst the sky scrapers. "fox and friends" begins right now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". ♪ it is nice and calm and in a few hours it will be bonkers. >> you have been down on the crazy evening. what time do they get down there? >> they start in the afternoon. they have everything in the gates carrolls -- carols and you can't go anywhere . >> adult diapers. >> pretty much. we talked about it earlier. >> it is new year's eve . if you are partying, time squares just at home we have your cure for the hang over and what you should drink and what you should not drink. >> a whole table. >> peter: i went and bought myself aspargus . what it can do to prevent a hang over. >> first, it is it the final day of the year. we can't really celebrate yet the way we would like tompt >> dave: neither can congress . >> at this hour we don't have closure . we thought it was looking
on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. she's been treated with anti-coagulants. doctors want to monitor her medication over the next several hours. dierdre bryant, abc news, new york. >>> and to our other major story, the looming fiscal cliff. lawmakers worked through the night to try to reach an agreement. >> without a deal, taxes are set to go up for just about every american. tahman bradley joins us from washington with more on the stalemate. tahman? >> reporter: john and paula, good morning. tension is growing here in washington, after weekend talks failed to lead to a deal. if there is no breakthrough today, the country will go over the cliff. talks continue but this morning, there is still no deal. >> we'll have further announcements, perhaps, at 11:00 in the morning. i certainly hope so. >> reporter: republicans and democrats negotiated all weekend, with the hope of passing legislation to protect most people from a massive tax hike. >> our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle class families do not go up that would hurt our economy badly. >> reporter: there was
on this sunday night, great to have you with us. we begin with the developing story from washington. those 11th hour talks to avoid the fiscal cliff. this evening here after they came to a halt, the vice president has been called in, now playing a central role. but time is running out. just tonight and tomorrow left. and if no agreement, taxes will go up for all americans. in fact, the average american family would see a tax increase of more than $3,400. as congress convened, even the senate chaplain praying to avoid what the president first called "self-inflicted wounds." let's bring in jon karl. he's been at his post every step of the way. the source has told you the vice president has been called in on this. >> reporter: that's right. i'm told the vice president is now playing a direct role in these negotiations, trying to get to a deal, a last-minute deal, a key player in the final hours. president obama set off the high-stakes weekend scramble friday night, imploring congressional leaders to take action immediately. >> the american people are not going to have any patience for a politicall
for the last few days. let's start with you. this is a fast-moving story. give us the latest perimeters of what appears -- i emphasize appears to be the start of a deal. >> well, it has been coming closer together, so we are told. the question is what will the president be saying, and senior advisors here as well as senators i've spoken to say they do not expect that he is making any nounment of a deal, so we'll wait for the white house to determine that for sure. what we've been hearing is that they have moved off the issue of taxes and have been more focused on the nature of spending cuts. with republicans and democrats in two different places. democrats would like to delay the automatic spending cuts that would kick in at midnight for two years. republicans would like to delay them only for three months, and then get some additional deaf set reduction with those cuts would kick in. the opportunity there is to then decide instead of across the board cuts, could they reach some agreement on more specialized cuts that both parties could live with. that's a very difficult thing to do, and someth
championship begins to sink in. >>> but first, the u.s. is apparently going over the fiscal cliff. in just six hours across the board spending cuts and automatic tax hikes for all americans will kick in. lawmakers say they're close to an agreement. there are still some major sticking points. randall pinkston has the very latest. >> reporter: the gnat is close to a daily as the clock ticks toward mid nature and the nation teethers on the edge of the so-called fiscal cliff. >> let's pass the tax relief portion now. let's take what's been agreed to and get moving. >> reporter: the tentative deal would extend bush era tax cuts for families making $450,000 a year and individuals making 40 o,000. it would also extend unemployment benefits for one year. president obama said he would have preferred a grand bargain that solves all of washington's revenue and spending problems. >> with this congress, that was obviously a little too much to hope for at this time. it may be we can do it in stages. >> reporter: negotiations have been going on all day, lawmakers and aids moving back and forth between meetin
. >> the homeland security committee will release a new report criticizing the u.s. for the response to the attack in benghazi, libya. the committee finds that bad security allowed militants to essentially walk into the compound. the report criticizes the state department for failing to sufficiently respond to requests for additional security. >>> family, friend and former classmates are remembering a football player murdered in fairfax county. dozens gathered for a vigil in hay market in memory of xavier string fellow. he played football there. he was a sophomore in college in virginia. he played on that football too. he was found stabbed to death in a van in vienna friday night. his girlfriend is trying to cope with it. >> it's unbelievable. i'm floored. i don't know what to do. i don't know how to take the next day and the next. >> police arrested 22-year-old johnny bonilla in gainesville. the two did not know each other, but arranged a meeting. no word on a motive in the case. >>> same sex couples in our area will be celebrating more than just the start of 2013 tonight. they'll also be celebra
a good one. thank you for joining us for our last broadcast of 2012. uma: happy new year, everybody. jon: "america live" starts right now. rick: we begin with a fox news alert. we have got even word a few moments ago that we will hear from president obama. he will be speaking in about a half an hour from now on negotiatings over a debt deal 0, just about 11 hours left now until washington's failure to reach a deal would trigger a big series of tax hikes and spending cuts. welcome to "america live" i'm rick folbaum. >> i'm arthe arthel nevel. the president is expected to make remarks within the hour about the on going negotiations about the so-called fiscal cliff. we'll bring that live to you when it happens. sources are telling fox news that congress has figured out the tax part. the main bone of contention is at this point the spending. the white house wants new spending using tax hikes to prevent some of the severe budget cuts that also kick in in 11 hours from now. republicans argued that is just robbing pete tore pay paul. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live at the
, is happening to us. whatever's happening in the asian community, that's us. instead of possessive commodified investment in our identities, we need to take possessive investment in our other communities' struggles. >> the life and work of junot diaz contain many worlds, and that makes him all the more worth listening to. his imagination travels between the old and the new, between the america that was and the america we're becoming. straddling different cultures, yet american to the core -- he seems to be looking in every direction at once -- a spotter of the future, a curator of the past, a man very much of the here and now. in his first book, "drown" and in "the brief wondrous life of oscar wao" -- the novel that won him the pulitzer prize, diaz writes in short, vivid strokes of realspeak. his recent collection of short stories, "this is how you lose her," was a finalist for the national book award. diaz, the novelist, once considered becoming an historian and to this day he summons his creative gifts by looking to his own past. he was born in the dominican republic, part of that caribbean
with megyn kelly and bill hemmer live in time square. you too could be part ever the show. send us your happy new year's message. it will appear on our ticker live at the bottom of the screen. send it to you text plus next your greeting, send it to 36288, then tune in and watch your message live tonight. gregg: big plans? heather: i will be in bed. i'll be here at 5:00am in the morning. gregg: i'm going to mix-up a geritol and metamucil cocktail -- heather: you'll be right in the middle of time square and you know it. gregg: "happening now" starts right now. jon: the clock is ticking. hours to go before we go over the fiscal cliff. a top lawmaker reporting progress in the last-ditch efforts to hammer out a deal in time. a health crisis lands secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital, what doctors are telling us about her condition. plus, iran test firing a new range of weapons right near the strait of hormuz where a chunk of oil passes each day. the impact on the middle east and on our world, it's all "happening now." >> reporter: there is a note of optimism in the race to avoid the
of more than $3,400. preeti arla is joining us with more. >> reporter: top leaders seemed optimistic early on, but that seemed to shift, replaced by pessimism and still no deal with time running out. the clock is ticking, negotiations are ongoing. but at this point, democrats and republicans remain at odds. >> regardless of partisan differences, our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle class families do not go up, that would hurt our economy badly. we can get that done. >> reporter: president obama called for immediate action, but there was no vote in the senate. >> we're going to come in at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning and we'll have further announcements perhaps at 11:00 in the morning. i certainly hope so. >> reporter: minority leader mitch mcconnell called vice president biden in for help. biden is now said to be playing a direct role. >> there's no single issue that remains an impossible sticking point. the sticking point appears to be a willingness and interest or frankly the courage to close the deal. >> reporter: if congress doesn't act soon, drastic spending cut
tomorrow it will cost you more to use the dulles toll road. tolls will increase by 25 cents to $1.75. tolls will increase to $1 on the on and off ramps. >> less than 15 hours until we ring in 2013. a look at the preparations for the big night plus reading some of your big hopes for the new year. >> and if you are looking to celebrate with bubbly, don't miss our next segment. perfect champaign for every price range when we come back.  >>> let the count down begin. 2013 is less than 24 hours away now and in preparation for the big celebration in new york city is in full swing. yesterday workers tested the iconic crystal ball that will drop at midnight. more than 32,000 lightsand 33,000 crystals. the nypd says it will have beefed up police presence to ensure everyone stays safe. on our facebook page we asked you for your hopes for the new year. hopes the financial burdeneds and everyone starts loving one another. live love and laugh. bernie wished for a dominant year of trophies for dc. and world series in october/november. to see the other comments and post your own, log on to o
backbc the tax hikes in the daily or two.il shawn? >> thank you.u. >>> mark joins us.ns from are reports that we know now there will not be a house vote on the fiscal cliff packagk tonight. what are you hearing? what are the chances in what's going on? >> the u.s. congress has taken incomplete, remember that, you would call the registrar and, or your professor, and you took an incomplete, and that's what they've done. mcdonnell and the democratsdemo could get something done in terms of taxes, and it's a stage of process, but in terms of the whole bargain, they want more time of the what republicans didn't want to have blamedblam monday them is that they increased taxes on the middle class, and so maybe tim kainey was prophetic.ti he said let's just settle atse 500,000.tt they settled at 450,000, and noo move to the tougher stuff later. >> we've seen a lot of frustration and it's not justjus the americans who will be affected. lawmakers also fed up, maryland senator, the longer serving woman in the senate, said i, lived through 9/11, i've lived through impeachment of a president, but this
. ryan seacrest is helping us ring in the new year. your new year's party starts this morning,en only on "good morning america." >>> and good morning, america. the new year, of course, has already begun on the other side of the world. but out here in times square, we have a crowd. there you see the celebrations in auckland, new zealand. just before we came on the air, but outside, we have a crowd getting ready for more than a couple of hours. we get ready to say happy new year. to 2012 13. george, robin, josh, sam, and lara are all off. we're so glad to welcome dan abrams, ron claiborne and rachel smith. >>> we have a big news cycle happening on this last did of 2012. not only the fiscal cliff, but secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital. we'll get to that in just a moment. a diagnosis of a blood clot. but some questions still remaining. >>> we have some weather stories, including the latest on this horrific tour bus crash on an icy highway in oregon. it was packed full of tourists. and it skidded off the road, leaving nine dead, many more injured. >>> and the live shot fro
.m. at the inner harbor amphitheater. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what are you looking for two in 2013? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 5:07. 29 degrees at the airport. the first time square ball happened back in 1907. i was there. >> billy clinton is currently in the hospital -- hillary clinton is currently in the hospital. >> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:10. 33 degrees downtown. the clouds are starting to build then. the changes as we move towards the new year's holiday. right now the state is looking mostly dry. ocean city, 48. all areas with increasing clouds. temperatures from 33 to 39. we could see some snow showers. maybe a light shower or sprinkle. a better chance for rain or snow tomorrow. >> 9 people are dead after a tour bus crashed in oregon. the bus lost control on an icy interstate and went down a steep and bake man. the bus fell 100 feet down the hill. that has some of the most changeable weather conditions in that area in the northwest. hillary clinton is dealing with
the bounty on the head of a u.s. ambassador. it's offering $160,000 for the death of gerald fear stein. and offering cash to a u.s. somd jury. so far the embassy has not responded to the threat. >> president obama says he is committed to changing the gun control law. a very specific proposal and like to have it passed. on nbc's meet the press, president obama said the trahook should be a wake up call. >> the question then becomes whether we are actually shook up enough by what happened here. that it does not just become one of these routine episodes where it gets a lot of attention for a couple weeks and drifts away. certainly won't feel like that to me. this is something that that was the worst day of my presidency. and it's not something i want to see repeated. >> the president created a task force to come up with recommendations on how to reduce america's gun violence. >> all right. tucker is back now to talk about our cold weather. >> yeah. it got cold overnight overnight. at least the winds have let up. yesterday a very blustery day. nobody notices. they were too busy watching foo
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the table. it's obviously never been his first priority. he was hoping to use the debt ceiling as part of a grand bargain in 2011. he didn't want it to be, you know, because of the 14th amendment. >> he's having trouble suggesting that he do it. i think it's written there in the 14 lt amendment. and i think that's a constitutional way out of this crisis. but we'll see if he wants to -- if he actually goes ahead. >> eugene robinson, ryan grim, happy new year. >> happy new year. >> happy new year. >> thank you so much for coming on. >> that's going to do it for this live hour. stay tuned to msnbc for all the latest breaking news. for all of us here at msnbc, i'd like to wish you a happy and healthy new year. right now, a special edition of po "politics nation" with al sharpton. pushl push . >> tonight, from the world famous rockerfeller center in new york city. it's the best and worst in politics in 2012. all the big stars are on the red carpet. donald trump is hoping to win a revvie in the unreality show category. paul ryan is pumped and ready to go. what's with the hat there, fella? an
later and look at the mess. that is why we need systemic tax reform. what people want to see is us putting our focus on the spending side of the ledger. the debt is out of control. a $4 billion a day deficit is out of control. there have to be some spending cuts. you have to address the spending side of this column. you have to address entitlements. what the president wants to do is look at the taxes, generate enough revenue and forget about the rest of it. i do not excel. the american people have had their fill of this. they are demanding we address the spending side. you have to look at tax reform. it actually makes the problem worse. why would i kick the can down the road and why would i keep all of this that all my children and grandchildren so that their future is capped and traded to the people that own our debt? i think that is your responsibility. rich: eventually, the house will have to get involved in this one if there is a deal. dagen: and there are a number of issues where the two sides are far apart. keep in mind, the mmst important role is to avoid the tax increases.
it is no surprise that lottery sales were up. fox's claudia cowan has a look for us. >> are you going to walk away with it? let's find out u. >> reporter: even when times are tough, lotteries rake in the dough. >> during bad times, people want to have hope and dreams and they are apparently living out the dreams through the lottery. >> sales jumped 9% over 2011 which was up from 2010. >> a fun way to give flight on our imagination about what we might do if we won a million dollars. >> reporter: and states see it as a way to supplement lost tax revenue. >> i won. >> yes! >> in california, which has the nation's third highest unemployment rate, lottery sales are up 20%. >> the million dollar raffle is back. >> rhode island gamblers dumped 7% more into lotto tick nets 2012 even as the state's joble rate climbed to number two. why the treppe when we know the odds aren't in our favor -- why the trend when we know the odds aren't in our favor? >> the best thing to do is hang onto your dollar instead of buying a lottery ticket. >> reporter: most financial advisors will tell you they don't have anything a
. in the next half hour, dave ross joins us with more locker room reaction and a look ahead to wild card week as well. >>> senate leaders are set to get back to work as they have yet to strike a deal on that fiscal cliff. now, the deadline is now less than 24 hours away but the white house and congress still remain at odds over key issues such as creating an income threshold for raising taxes. president obama says gop leaders have rejected his proposals to make a comprehensive deal. republicans say they are willing to work together. so what does this mean for you? coming up in the next hour, we'll talk live with congressman jerry connelly and congressman phil roe for a closer look at the looming deadline. >>> still ahead this hour, secretary of state hillary clinton hospitalized. we'll have an update on her condition. we'll be right back. (vo) sometimes the big plan doesn't work. and the perfect life turns out to be not so perfect. you start fresh. new city. new job. new everything. it's exciting, and scary, at the same time. and some days you think, "i can't do this on my own." but then...i
, thank you. wyoming senator john barrassow is with us. >> thank you for having me. >> if there's a deal today, why would you vote to extend tax cuts if there are no new spending cuts? >> that's the exact thing. the real problem is spending. if you want to raise taxes as the president promised in the campaign he wanted to do that, it was to pay down on the deficit. there's no evidence of any of that and that is a major sticking point. so the democrats are divided on tax rates, on the death tax and taxes on small business and the republicans are holding firm that you actually have to deal with the number one problem in our nation, which is the spending, our debt. >> so, senator, the senate is reconvening this morning. how close are we actually to some kind of a deal here? >> i'm hoping we get an arrangement and an agreement because americans deserve certainty. what we ought to do is put a bill on the floor and let people offer amendments and vote on them. we shouldn't be here waiting for people to cut deals in back rooms. the american people ought to be able to watch the discussion and th
>>> straight up 5:00 now as we take a live look at the u.s. capitol dome. hopefully, something can be reached, some sort of a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff as lawmakers continued to work on this. it is a chilly new year's eve out there. good morning. i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. chilly indeed. let's bring in tucker barnes again to talk about it. >> is it new year's eve already? >> time is flying by, man. >> you're questioning it -- >> i feel like it is still the night before. >> no, it is officially the 31st. it's just our life, you know. >> yeah, kind of sad. >> let's get to the temperatures. it got cold. it was cold yesterday but at least the wind have let up. 30 at reagan national. 4 at dulles. bwi marshall, 29. we should warm up in the mid- 40s today. the clouds will increase tonight but we are not expecting any rain and/or snow shower activity. there is a better chance we'll see one or two tomorrow. the pattern generally going to be try. there is your satellite-radar. some storminess out to the west but well out to the west. you can see there is pl
rates, and how the money is going to be used because that's the big question. how are they going to use the money? >> senator, we heard president obama say in an interview that if congress can't get anything done and we go over the fiscal cliff, that plan "d" essentially is to have another vote on january 4th when the new congress comes in, and that would just be a straight up or down vote on extending tax cuts for middle class families making up to $250,000 a year. do you think that's what happens? >> i'm hoping that we resolve this today to give the american people some certainty. the president doesn't seem too eager to actually get involved and find solutions to deal with the number one problem facing our country. if you do what the president just proposed and raise taxes on those folks, it helps fund the government for seven days. it doesn't deal with our fundamental spending problem in this country. bottom line is the president is the only one with a pen who can sign into law something and he ought to be very involved with making sure that he gets s
be used for spending. >> the president says if there's no deal by the end of the day, they should draw up a new tax plan. >> there should be a right to vote. if republicans don't like it they can vote no but i actually think there's a majority support for making sure the middle-class families are held harmless. >> a white house proposal to increase estate taxes also held up negotiations over the weekend. now, even if the democratic-led passes, it still has to get through the republican-controlled house. terrell? >> not looking so well. danielle nottingham in washington. thank you so much. >>> lawmakers hav agreed though, on a dramatic spike in milk prices. without a deal to extend the bill milk prices could have doubled next month. they have extended the bill for a year. house leaders have not agreed to puttet it up for a vote but that could happen as early as today. >>> president obama says gun control will be one of his top priorities during the beginning of his second term. he recalled the deadly shooting in newtown, connecticut. >> the question should becom
and 7th avenue standing next to one of many barricades that will be used to control the crowds that will start showing up in a couple of hours. more than 2,000 pounds of confetti are in place. ready to be thrown out by hand from buildings in times square at midnight. >> i've seen it at tv. it looks like so much fun. >> it's magic. everybody in the world wants to dome new york for new year's. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands will usher in the new year. they will see the waterford crystal ball drop down the flagpole high above times square light up the 2013 sign. this year's ball will have 288 new panels engraved with do was befitting of the theme let there be peace. one of the panels was engraved with the memory of the late dick clark. >> i know dick would be most appreciative of this and never expect the panel to be in the ball. he'll be part of the celebration again. >> reporter: workers are preparing the stages in times square for some big name acts. >> i'm excited. >> reporter: the youtube sensation will be here prompting a lot of this. taylor swift will headline the show.
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